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Cleveland casino swamped with job applications

Adam Tinworth

CLEVELAND (AP) - Cleveland's new casino already has received 10 times more applications for dealer jobs than the number of openings, and the deadline for applying is still weeks away.

The Horseshoe Casino Cleveland began accepting applications on its website last Wednesday for 500 dealers and supervisors. The Plain Dealer reports that by Monday the developer had fielded more than 5,000 applications and expected to easily double that number by the Sept. 30 cutoff.

Casino general manager Marcus Glover told the Cleveland City Council on Monday that every applicant will receive careful consideration.  The full-time jobs pay $35,000 a year or more. 

The casino opens early next year in a former department store building and will be the first of four in Ohio. The others will be in Cincinnati, Columbus and Toledo.

Stories from the Associated Press.